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FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

Gwen McCrae – 1976 – Something So Right

Beautiful 70s Miami Soul, produced by Steve Alaimo & Clarence Reid  featuring Latimore on piano. Classic Soul / Funk album from 1976, featuring the killer song ‘I’ve Got Nothing To Lose‘ sampled by Royal Flush on ‘Iced Down Medallions’. Tracks A1 Something So Right 5:24…

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Banda Black Rio – 1977 – Maria Fumaça

Banda Black Rio were formed in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro. They revolutionised ‘black instrumental music’ at the time with their Brazilian re-interpretation of soul, jazz, funk and disco grooves, inspired by the likes of Tim Maia and reminiscent of Kool & The Gang and…

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The JB’s – 1972 – Food For Thought

 There are funk bands. And then there are The JB’s. In the early 1970s, James Brown’s production stable was quite simply overflowing with soul. Beyond his own genre-bursting music – which brought funk and R&B to new stratospheres with each platter he released – he…

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Nina Simone – 1966 – High Priestess Of Soul

A much more upbeat record from Simone than we’re used to, although a more upbeat Nina Simone is still a fairly calm, reserved figure.  Some of the jumped-up moments are pretty excellent -the Ray Charles-esque “I’m Gonna Leave You“, the cover of “Brown Eyed Handsome…

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Betty Davis – 1975 – Nasty Gal

Funk and R&B singer Betty Davis was influenced by close friends like Jimi Hendrixand her ex-husband, jazz legend Miles Davis. In 1975, visionary music mogul Chris Blackwell signed her to his Island Records label, which released her groundbreaking album Nasty Gal. Davis’ sexy growl conjures images of her the way…

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Messengers Incorporated – 1972 -Soulful Proclamation

This is a very rare album. Recorded at Benson Sound Studio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Produced by Messengers Incorporated. They are Midwest Funk, mixture of everything. The band, Barbara Burton, Sonny Morrison, Morris McCraven, Charles Burton, Maurice Love, James “Bucky” Young, Maurice Howard, Charles Atkinson, Jim…

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Del Jones’ Postive Vibes’ – 1973 – Court Is Closed

Del Jones’ Positive Vibes were a Philadelphia band that released two versions of the same album – both self-released on Hikeka Records in 1973. First was the ‘psych mix’ entitled ‘Court Is Closed’ and then the self-titled ‘soul mix’ with added horns and re-ordered with…

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Fela Ransome-Kuti And The Africa ’70 With Ginger Baker ‎- 1971 – Live!

An essential part of Fela’s catalog. Kuti’s intelligence as an arranger is otherworldy. He does things in such a way I’d scoff at probably if you told me, but they’re nothing less than pure brillance. It is absolutely clear from all of these arrangements that…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

Anthony & The Imperials – 1966 – Payin’ Our Dues

Brooklyn’s Little Anthony And The Imperials are best known for their mid 60s sweet soul ballads ‘Hurt So Bad‘ and ‘Goin Out Of My Head‘ though on the Northern scene they’re revered for the much more energized ‘Better Use Your Head‘.  The group’s mentor Teddy…

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James & Bobby Purify – 1967 – James & Bobby Purify

In the mid- to late ’60s, the Florida-bred soul duo James & Bobby Purify were frequently compared to another dynamic R&B act of the day, Sam & Dave, which is easy to understand given how often they covered Sam & Dave’s tunes (and how James & Bobby’s producer, Papa Don Schroeder,…

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Apple And The Three Oranges 1970 -75 Free And Easy

The Complete Works 1970-1975.  Soul and funk from Los Angeles drummer/singer/songwriter Ed “Apple” Nelson and his band.  Superb re-issue of funk & soul from the New Orleans outfit. Clear nods to some of the funk heavyweights of the era, but with a distinct sound of…

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Booker T. & Priscilla – 1972 – Home Grown

Priscilla Coolidge was an American recording artist and sister of singer Rita Coolidge. Between 1969 and 1979, she was married to Booker T. Jones, who produced Coolidge’s first solo album, 1970’s Gypsy Queen. Then the pair collaborated as a duo on three albums: 1971’s Booker T. & Priscilla; 1972’s Home Grown; and…

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Jimmy McKee ‎- 1978 – First Time Out

A SOUGHT AFTER FUNKY SOUL-JAZZ RELEASE FROM DETROIT ON THE CHAMPION RECORD LABEL ….  Original U.S. Pressing of this great 70’s Jazz Funk LP The  work of keyboard player Jimmy McKee from Kentucky who also served as a backing for famous artists such as Millie Jackson,…

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Martha High – 1979 – Martha High

Disco funk LP from longtime JB backup singer Martha High. James Brown on production. The funky Diva Martha High has been an integral part of James Brown’s life and career for more than 30 years: she was his backing vocalist, hairdresser, payroll master and his…

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Jimmy Briscoe And The Beavers ‎- 1977 – Jimmy Briscoe And The Beavers

Discovered by music promoter Paul Kyser at a talent show in Baltimore in the early 1970’s, five young men from Baltimore inspired by the Jackson 5 and calling themselves Jimmy Briscoe & the Little Beavers made quite an impression with the public; which led to…

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The Persuaders ‎- 1976 – It’s All About Love

Any work with Norman Harris should stand for something. This album features, the groups some of the best work with ballads like “who will it be tonight” and “I need love“. To add some sweet sing along up tempo work, the group kills it with…

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Shout Box

MuddFlapp
(Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 04:52 PM)
I Funkin love this site!
valvebone
(Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 07:35 PM)
@ MuddFlapp – I know right!
@ Mfarkas2 thank you very much.
Mfarkas2
(Wednesday, Aug 21. 2019 10:28 PM)
Glad I can help. I was hoping someone else would post the other ones you wanted! I also need them.
zand
(Thursday, Aug 22. 2019 05:13 AM)
For valvebone
The Manhattans ‎- With These Hands + A Million To One – 2015
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valvebone
(Thursday, Aug 22. 2019 02:17 PM)
@ zand – thank you so very much! Made my day. Week.

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